Indian women’s cricket team created history on Monday (September 25) by clinching the gold at the 19th Asian Games on their inaugural appearance at the event. The Women in Blue achieved the historic feat by defeating Sri Lanka in the event’s final. India’s victory was met with huge enthusiasm, and social media was flooded with congratulatory messages. Among all, popular Bollywood actress Shraddha Kapoor also shared a heartwarming note for the Indian women’s team upon winning the gold for the country.
India’s historic victory overview
Choosing to bat first after winning the toss, India posted a challenging target of 117 runs for Sri Lanka. The star performer for India with the bat was none other than Smriti Mandhana, who played a brilliant innings of 46 runs off 45 deliveries. Jemimah Rodrigues provided invaluable support with her 42 runs off 40 balls.
In response, the Sri Lankan team struggled to build momentum and lost wickets at regular intervals. Although Hasini Perera played a resilient innings of 25 runs, it wasn’t enough to lead her team to victory, and Sri Lanka managed to score just 97 runs in their allotted 20 overs. Titas Sadhu emerged as the standout performer with the ball for India, claiming three wickets for just six runs. Her exceptional performance played a pivotal role in securing India’s historic gold-clinching victory.
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Shraddha Kapoor’s heartfelt message
As the nation celebrated this remarkable triumph, actress Shraddha took to her official Instagram handle to extend her warmest congratulations to the Harmanpreet Kaur-led team. Alongside her heartfelt message was a beautiful photo of the Indian team celebrating the historic win.
“Golden Girls. What a proud feeling!!! Macha Diya!!! (You guys rocked),” wrote Shraddha on her Instagram story.
The gesture from Shraddha resonated with the sentiments of millions of Indians who were elated by the Indian women’s cricket team’s achievement and highlighted the power of sports to unite and inspire a nation, transcending the boundaries of the film industry.
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This article was first published at WomenCricket.com, a Cricket Times company.
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